Saturday, December 24, 2011

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Last commission for a client this Christmas!  It was quite an undertaking and the first of it's kind for me.  Done in all pencils and in about 10 hours.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wedding Portraits

Here are a couple of commissions I just finished for Christmas!

My scanner unfortunately didn't capture the full effect of how I faded both sides of the pictures.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Witchblade

Newest commission!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kitties go with Who

Here a couple of commissions that I just delivered to a happy customer! 

My scanner wasn't big enough to capture the entire picture of this one above...(shakes fist), but here's more detail on the Weeping Angel:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Don't Blink

Hey there!  The holiday season is upon us and I'm working hard to dish out commissions.  Unfortunately I can't post most of them until after they've been received, but I have one that can be revealed!

XD I'm REALLY happy with the way this one turned out...so much so that I didn't want to give it up.  And for those who may not know, this is from Doctor Who. ^_^

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Commissions!

UPDATE: All commission slots HAVE been filled!!!! :D If you haven't already contacted me and recieved an email or message back from me...then I'm sorry.  Get to me quicker next time! :)



Alright lovely people, the holidays are upon us and we've all got to give a little!  Why not give the gift of art?!
Commissions are open and I'm generous with my prices around this time so get em while they're hot!  It's first come first serve b/c I've already got a good bit lined up from family and friends.

Prices (which include shipping and handling):
PENCIL PORTRAITS:
9x12 $50.00
11x17 $75.00

CARTOON STYLE:
9x12
ink--$15.00
color--$30.00
11x17
ink--$30.00
color--$50.00

I take payments by Paypal and I ask that you pay upfront.  Email me at tressina.bowling@gmail.com if you're interested!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

30 Characters Challenge

OK, sooooo....I'm not going to be able to finish out the 30 characters challenge.  I'm trying not to think of it as a fail on my part.  It's not so much the drawing every day, because I do that anyway, it's the logistics.  Seriously, it takes a good chunk of time to scan, edit, upload and then proceed to upload EVERYWHERE else for these things.  It's annoying and by the end of most days I just don't have the time or patience for it.  Plus some of the crap that gets posted on the site drives me bananas.  I'm not talking about bad art either.  It's a learning exercise and I fully expect to see a broad range of work on there...it's the stock photos from films.  I can't count how many times I've seen someone post some random stock photo and under it there's one sentence about the character.  "This is Duke Honkendorf and he likes to kick ass and take names...he's from the future too."  I mean COME ON that's not even showcasing your writing if that's what you're trying to do.  To me that defeats the purpose of the challenge.
So, anywho...I might post some of the characters that I had brewing in my head on here for shits and giggles but that will be it.  Sorry if you're saddened by this turn of events...it means I'll have more time to do my webcomic!  And you know what always makes me feel better?

This face:


You're Welcome.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Numbers 8-10

#8 Honey B-Boy Badger:

#9 Wendy aka Bunnychick...she's the sidekick to Dinogirl:

#10 Weretopus...half werewolf half octopus:
Woo!!!  I'm all caught up...this whole thing btw is slightly exhausting. :o/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day's 5-7

Sorry for the delay on these...just got a bit behind myself this weekend and well I'm behind on a character due to that.  Here's to catching up tonight!!!
Sandy the Heartbreaker

Owllette...the child raised by...you guessed it, owls.

I think Karga is one of my personal faves...and you can tell that I really wasn't trying too hard on the ones I made this weekend.  So sue me...I was in Dr. Who mode!!! @_@

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 4


Chad Sharphorn Unicorn Prom Date...I know... silliness. 


Thursday, November 3, 2011

30 Characters #3

Meet Prue Lane aka Dinogirl!!!
You can check out the full post HERE

30 Days of Characters #2!


Duke Benedictus Rothroger III comes from a long line of royal Triceratops.  Cross him and you’ll get a swift horn up the ass, but get on his good side and he may just right you a sonnet.
I'm so silly.... :P

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 Characters #1

So I'm taking the challenge this month to create 30 characters in 30 days.  It's part of a website which you can check out HERE.  They had a record number of people sign up this year!  It's going to be difficult some days, but I'm hoping that you guys will help to push me on those days!  Anywho...this is my #1 that I turned in yesterday!

Obviously, it's Dracullama...an adorable fuzzy farm companion by day, but then by night he's a vicious blood sucking fiend!!!! *whispers* Dracullama......

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hateink Web Comic

So everyone has their everyday annoyances, tantrums...fantasies of lashing out at others...no, you don't?  Oh well,...I do and I've decided on creating a webcomic about those tantrums.  These are not only going to be from my life, but my friends as well.  I'm calling it HATEINK and it's got it's own blog page HERE and it's own Tumblr page as well...CLICK ON ME!!!  It's only one comic in, but I promise that more are coming soon and hopefully I can get on a schedule of certain days that they'll be up.  That way you know when to drop by!  Seriously...what are you waiting for?  FOLLOW ME!!!!




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why You No Listen?!?!

The first of many I hope....This is a conversation that went on between my friends Matt and Gretchen.  There may be some exaggeration in the emotions, but that's what makes things funnier right!?




Tuesday, October 4, 2011

24 Hour Comic Book

Alright!  Here it is guys...step into the bizarre regions of my brain and my dreams.  Some of the pages are all a bit off to the left more, and that's because the book I was working in had perforated pages....aaaaaand I didn't account for that.  BLAST!!!!

I GIVE YOU my 24 hour comic book!!! TA DA!!!!!
























Yep well...there it is.  Let me know what you guys think!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Still Kickin'

Hey there!!!  Don't worry, I'm still here and believe it or not I'm still making art...I'm just really really terrible at keeping up with posting new stuff.  As an update, I have Baltimore Comic-Con coming up this weekend and I'll have my table in artist alley again!!!  Wooooo!!!!! *happy dance*  I'll be sharing the table with Jenny Stead, a fellow artist that I met through live art events.  I'm really excited about it and I hope it's another success, because I had a blast last year.  Stan Lee will be there so you know there's going to be a lot of fans who will be needing some art!!!  In the mean time here's a little taste of what I've been working on for the con:
More to come later and better scans all together.  ^__^

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Apocalypse

Here is a commission that I did for the same client who asked me to do the Apocalypse piece not too long ago.  He loved the first one so much that he wanted another!  I said, "That's what I'm here for!"  So he sent me a photo of his baby Seth and asked if I would transform him to look like a baby version of Marvel's Apocalypse...and here's the piece:

I really love the way this turned out, aside from it being a baby version of Apocalypse, it's very different from anything else I've ever done.  Because of Apocalypse's skin tone being gray I chose to use a gray card stock to work on.  I think it ended up with a lot more depth and it forced me to work with my colored pencils differently.  This was also the first time I've used colored pencils for a portrait piece...it was a little nerve racking since you can't really erase colored pencils, I tackled it very slowly.  The whole time all I could think was, "Don't mess it up, don't mess it up!!!"  Let me know what you guys think!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Star Trek Chat Part 1

I bring you another little conversation my Mom and I had recently...

Part two coming soon!!!
'Peace and love, peace and love...'
 
 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lanterns and the Apocalypse

Two posts in one day!!!!!  Whaaaaa????  That's right, I'm comin' at ya with two posts in ONE day...it won't happen again for awhile, trust me.
Alright, sooo...ummm last summer (holy crap) I made a sketch card for my friend Micheal of Dex-Starr.  For those who don't know, he's an adorable vengeful RAGING kitty from the Blackest Night comics...Dex-Starr is, not Micheal. :)  Anywho!  I decided to make a full set of sketch cards to go with the angry feline and here they are: (note: the Green Lantern is Alan Scott b/c that's Micheal's fave)
 I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.  I'm sure that I'll be adding to them soon.  All the originals went to Micheal but I do have copies for sale if anyone wants em!

Up next is a commission that I did for a guy who found my work through Google...I wonder how deep he had to dig to come across me.  He wanted an adorable version of his favorite character, Marvel's Apocalypse.  And here he is!:
 ARRRRRGGGGG!!!!  I'm already working on another commission from the same guy, so he liked it!

That's all for now kiddos!!!! ;)